Did you shop from the dELiA’s catalog as a teenager? I totally wanted to.
I knew a girl growing up who had a TON of clothes. Her family was fairly well off and she had an entire shelf in her spacious closet devoted to items that still had tags on them. When we were sophomores she decided to see if she could go a whole school year without repeating outfits. She did it. Easily.
High-school-me was pea-green with envy over her closet. Adult-me is still kind of jealous.
Each month this girl would get the dELiA’s catalog in the mail, circle the things she wanted, and place an order. This, to me, was the very height of sophistication. I got mail once a year (birthday cards) so the thought of receiving a catalog each month was so very adult.
I did a little Googling the other day and was pleasantly surprised to see that dELiA’s is still around! Their clothing is definitely geared toward teenagers buuut if you’re 28 and still wake up in the morning feeling 15 most days, there is some good stuff to be had.
Plus, when you place an order, they start sending you a catalog.
Read more of Kayla’s writing at Freckles in April.